The Senate of the States General has been seated in the northwest corner of the Binnenhof for more than a century and a half, and is the cradle of Dutch democracy. The renovation of the Senate requires smart, functional interventions with respect for history, tradition and monumentality, in combination with careful integration of technology and sustainable materials.
By restoring the historic structure and emphasizing the multitude of architectural styles and period rooms, the unique history becomes visible again. The Senate functions according to fixed procedures and patterns that are reflected in a functional series of rooms: the plenary hall, the central hall, committee rooms and faction rooms. This will be retained during the renovation of the building.